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Microsoft intros $30 student deal for Windows 7

updated 01:50 pm EDT, Thu September 17, 2009

May be intended as competition for Snow Leopard

Microsoft has launched a new educational discount for Windows 7, aimed at college and university students. Eligible buyers can now order a copy of either Home Premium or Professional for just $30; the discount runs until January 3rd at 12AM CST. The homogenized Professional pricing is intended for people at schools with a "domain join" policy, where features like HomeGroup and Remote Media Streaming may become useful.

Windows 7's public launch date is October 22nd. The student discount may be intended to provide competition for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which launched in late August. Apple has taken the unusual step of pricing a Snow Leopard license at just $29, some $100 less than the cost of the company's last operating system. Windows 7 Home Premium typically costs $120, while Professional is $200.

by MacNN Staff



  1. shawnde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What's gonna happen?

    As is common with Microsoft products ... there is no need to show ID or proof of student status, so EVERYONE will be buying Windows 7 at $30; just like they do with Student/Teacher version, which is always $100 or less, and has all the same features .... but it's meant for "students".

    They're desperately trying to unload Windows 7, and they're basically hinting the ways to people ... "Oh you can't afford the upgrade price ... no problem ... just buy the student version"

  1. luckyday

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Jeez. They can't win.

    First windows 7 is too expensive. Now they make it cheaper for students for a limited time and they are desperate. Come on. Microsoft has always done this with key products like windows and office. It's not anything new.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    No "MS Copying Apple again!" comments.

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969



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